The Pennsylvania Turnpike

June 16, 2004|
The Pennsylvania Turnpike by Mitchell E. Dakelman
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See how the Pennsylvania Turnpike proved the doubters wrong and came to be known as the World's Greatest Highway.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is one of the best-known highways in the United States. Most Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers are unaware that its construction was inspired by the route of the never-completed South Pennsylvania Railroad. In the 1930s, men of great vision conceived, planned, and built the nation's first long-distance superhighway using the abandoned railroad's partially finished tunnels as its foundation.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike draws from the extensive photograph collection in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Many were taken by photographers hired by both the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and its contractors, and most have never been published previously. Originally predicted to be a financial failure, the project wound up being a tremendous success and, eventually was expanded and improved, laying the groundwork for the nation's Interstate Highway System.

Title:The Pennsylvania TurnpikeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2004Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN:9990051380101

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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